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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, August 24, 1893 Edition
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The Rev. R. F. Edmondson, father-in-law of Prof. S.C. Hanson, died at his home near Leadmine, Mo., Saturday night the 12th inst., after weeks of suffering from paralysis. Mr. Edmondson was a pastor of the U. B. Church and was for twenty-five years connected with the Wabash Conference, residing at Green Hill. He was a leader in his church and spent no little of his means in trying to put the Green Hill Seminary on its feet. He was a mant loved by all who knew him, and after a usefull active life died at the age of 66 years. The bereaved here have the sympathies of their many friends. There comes times in the life of individuals, who must meet life as it is, when the human hand is too weak to help, and when the strong arm sympathy can but partially lift and bear away the heavy burden which Death binds upon us, when he comes into our homes no matter how humble they may be and takes from us, forever away, one of our loved ones. There is no earthly friend can fully sympathize. The bereaved heart must bear on alone, with only the Omnipotent to know, whether it comes in the morning, noon or night of life; but there are times when its coming seems inopportune. Such, should we in our feebleness be allowed to judge, would seem to be true in the death of Miss Longley, the youngest of a widowed mother's love, and her only comfort and consolation in loneliness. Mary E. Longley was born in Lafayette, Ind., September 26, 1865, where her father, the late Frank P. Longley, was a prominent businessman. A few years leter the family moved to Attica, where Mr. Longley was some years in business, and from thencec came to Williamsport, where mary grew to womanhood. The marriage of her other two sisters, Mrs. Frank Shidler and Mrs. James Slauter, left Mary the only child at home, and idolized by a kind father and mother. In 1885 death called away the father and only Mary was left to comfort the mother in her lonely home. About six months ago, the dreaded disease of consumption fastened upon Mary, who was always a delicate child, and after weary days of suffering and nights of pain, during which she never lost hope, death came last Wednesday, August 16, at 2 a.m., while yet in the prime of life, she being 27 years, 10 months and 20 days old. Mary united with the M. E. Church at an early age, and was a faithful member until her death, dying as she had lived - an exemplary Christian. So long as strength permitted she was always present at the various church services, and as a member of the choir, her place will be hard to fill. In attendance at the Sunday school, in the class, the public and prayer meetings, Mary was always faithful, when many of her young associates found attractions in the many other youthful allurements. As her teacher, we found her in the public schools, cheerful, obedient, and kind showing forth that spirit to true Christian living, born of Christ. Mary lived without enemies, and died loved by all who knew her, true to friendship and to God. The funeral services, conucted by the Rev. Myers, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the M.E. Church after which interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. Mr. Elof Nordstrum, Trustee of Pine Township, after almost seven months of protracted illness, died at his home in Rainsville, Ind., Tuesday, August 15th, 1893 at 2:40 p.m. The subject of this sketch was born in Warmland, Sweden, June 27th, 1841, where he lived until the year 1869, when he left the land of his nativity to seek a home in this country and reached our shored the 18th day of August of the same year. He traveled westward and stopped at Menominee, Michigan, and from thence to Attica, Ind., where he married and then moved to Rainsville and resided at the latter place until the time of his death. He was married to Miss Mary A. Steimle of Attica the 4th of November 1872, and as the result of this union to them were born four children, two sons and two daughters, one son and one daughter preceding him. The deceased leaves a wife and two children, a father and brother in Sweden, a brother, Mr. Olof Norquest of this city, a sister in East Lynn, Illinois and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was a man of sterling integrity, scrupulous to a fault and was held in high esteem by all whoknew him. During illness his patience was proverbial. He would suffer rather than be too much trouble to those who took care of him. He was a member of four societies: Odd Fellows, Encampment, Knights of Honor and Woodmen of the World, who bore his remains to their last resting place in Riverside Cemetery, Attica. His family has lost a faithful husband and an indulgent father and the community a useful and respected citizen. The Rev. Osterbay, Lutheran minister of the church at Attica, conducted the funeral services at the residence. The family has the sympathy of all. Archie, infant son of Jacob and Cora Brandenburg was born April 19th, 1893; died August 13th, 1893; aged three months, and twenty five days; interment, August 14th, at West Lebanon, Indiana. Three months of life, of joy, of unfolding possibilities, and then the dark, bitter tragedy of death! Loves cradle song hushed in Sorrow! Two hearts crushed and humb with grief! Lonely and desolate the Home! but through the sadness and the gloom shines the Christian's star of hope, "I will compensate, saith the Lord."

Date: 8/24/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003420
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/18/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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